Leva's proficiency should be no surprise; her parents are respected roots musicians themselves. "Sturdy as the Land," which we feature on this week's podcast, is the kind of breakup song you need on your side. It's got that gritty resignation I mentioned earlier, but there's also a sense that the future is still wide open. Things are bad now, but whatever comes next is yet to be written. "Why Don't You Introduce Me as Your Darling?" showcases Leva's fun-loving side -- a tune that has been written thousands of times to be sure, but with a decidedly 2018 twist. Time Is Everything is the kind of album we all could use right now: it reminds us about what's important in this country's traditions while forging a path that seeks to improve on them.
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